Doffing cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
Cost of living index6691100
Goods & Services index7697100
Groceries index7990100
Health care index8196100
Housing index3881100
Transportation index8695100
Utilities index7994100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Doffing, TX cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Texas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Doffing, TX is 66, which is 27% lower than the Texas average and 34% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Doffing, TX are 22% lower than the average for Texas and 24% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Doffing is 27% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Doffing is 34% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Doffing is 62% lower than the national average.
  • Texas general sales tax is 23% higher than the national average.
  • Texas state income tax is 100% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
The affordability of the housing market in Doffing, TX as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Doffing, TX homeowners, the median income is $27,416. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $640 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $13,305. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $310 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Texas Sales Tax

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Texas Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Doffing, TX, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Texas, as well as the rate for income tax in Texas. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Texas is 8.25%, and the sales tax in the state of Texas is 6.25%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Texas starts from 0% and goes up to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemDoffingNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.00$14.5931.5%
Beauty Salon $23.33$34.6832.7%
Toothpaste $1.54$2.4737.7%
Shampoo $0.75$1.0226.6%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $4.25$4.393.2%


ItemDoffingNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.77$4.4815.8%
Fried Chicken $1.18$1.4619.4%
Milk $2.21$2.366.2%
Potatoes $2.58$3.0615.7%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $6.73$8.6322.0%

Health Care

ItemDoffingNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $60.00$99.7839.9%
Doctor $68.75$105.0334.5%
Dentist $66.00$88.7025.6%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.4115.3%
Lipitor $329.99$298.5010.6%


ItemDoffingNational avg.Difference
Home Price $56,300.00$175,700.0068.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $776.23$1,081.0328.2%
Apartment Rent $485.00$920.0047.3%


ItemDoffingNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.70$2.0918.8%
Tire Balancing $44.33$45.292.1%


ItemDoffingNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$153.09$170.8010.4%
Phone $17.99$28.2636.3%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

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Elias-Fela Solis, TX2478-22%
Buena Vista, TX24995-5%
La Esperanza, TX1793-7%
Cuevitas, TX1678-22%
Campo Verde, TX15295-5%
Doffing, TX5,05966-34%

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Bellingham, MA5,05512626%
Doffing, TX5,05966-34%
Source: The Doffing, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.